Sept. 26, 2018
Organist Damin Spritzer will be the second concert in the 47th season of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in Saint Vincent Basilica on the campus of Saint Vincent College. A free reception follows the concert.
Further information and reservations are available by contacting the Concert Series box office at 724-805-2177 or http://concertseries.stvincent.edu. Season tickets are available for $137 (seven premium seats), flex passes are $147 (seven admissions) and single tickets are $26. Tickets will also be available at the door one hour before each concert.
After an appointment as Visiting Professor of Music for the Fall of 2014, Spritzer has been full-time assistant professor of organ at the University of Oklahoma with the American Organ Institute since fall 2015. She continues to work with the Cathedral Church of Saint Matthew in Dallas as artist-in-residence for Cathedral Arts, and was recently adjunct professor at the University of North Texas teaching Organ Literature and Sacred Music. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Leupold Foundation, dedicated to the preservation of pipe organ music and culture, and is active in the Dallas and Southern Plains Chapters of the American Guild of Organists in various roles.
Her performances have spanned several continents and included historic churches and instruments such as the Nicolaikirche in Leipzig, Germany; Sainte-Croix in Orléans, France; at Igreja Nossa Senhora de Fátima and Paróquia Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem in Sao Paolo, Brazil; the La Verna Festival in Italy; four performances with the Terra Sancta Festival in Israel; Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Massachusetts; New York City at St. Patrick’s Cathedral; with Aaron David Miller at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; and numerous additional performances.
Her third and fourth CDs for Raven Recordings were released in 2017. The third volume of her series on the music of R. L. Becker was recorded in April on the historic Kimball organ of St. John’s Cathedral and was released in July. It received a four-star review from Choir & Organ magazine and a glowing review from the American Record Guide. The fourth recording, “Fantasia,” was a collaborative project with Dr. Donald Pinson, trombone, recorded in Dallas, Texas, at St. Monica Catholic Church and released in November of 2017.
Spritzer has been heard on Michael Barone’s nationally-syndicated “Pipedreams®” radio broadcast on programs including: Historical Eclecticism in Houston, Prayers and Alleluias, Twenty-Somethings, Merriment at the Meyerson, and “Pipedreams: Live!” performances at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, in 2005 and at Saint Michael and All Angels in November of 2014.
She received a doctorate degree from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
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